Newly Converted Chevy K5 Blazer-E  

When Chevrolet began tinkering with an electric motor, battery kit, and a 1977 Chevrolet K5 Blazer, things began to get interesting. Could Chevrolet take the decades-old model and transform it into a fully functioning all-electric SUV? The electric motor they modeled their kit after was from the Chevrolet Bolt EV, an enticing entry from the brand that is a favorite among drivers. They were able to take a 147 kW electric motor and couple it with a 60 kWh battery. They used a DC-DC converter to handle the AC functions on the powertrain.

What Are EV Retrofit Kits?

The great news for anyone out there that wants to convert a gas-powered car to an electric one is that Chevrolet's development worked. They were able to tune everything a bit throughout the system and create a 1977 K5 Blazer that's all-electric, zero-emission. Now, they want to share their hard work and great innovation with anyone who wants to do the same to their old vehicle model.

Chevrolet recommends that DIY'ers know quite a bit about the components of their models. This isn't for the average driver, but more so for those with a background in auto mechanics. Anyone who lacks this technical know-how can use our dealership service center to make their electric model come to life. As more people discover these kits at the end of the 2021 auto season, you'll watch a lot of old Chevy models spring to life in a new all-electric get-up. The results will be a whole new life for these older Chevrolet models that want to enter the new world.

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EV Retrofit Information

Your old car, truck, or SUV has a lot of life left in it. Chevy worked electric magic on their K5 Blazer, but there are multiple models that will work just fine with their soon to be released retrofit kits. Don't deprive your old vehicle the chance to enter a new age of usefulness. Not only will the vehicle run with an electric kit from Chevrolet, but these cars are going to have brand new life in their step. Finally, you can go all-electric even if you have a gas-powered model from the 70s. Now, that's a pleasant holiday surprise.

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